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United Way Makes Last-Minute Push for Donations

Windsor, ON – United Way Windsor-Essex County is making a strong final fundraising push for their summer programs and ask the public for help reaching the goal.

Summer Eats for Kids provides children and families living in low-income with nutritious food during the summer months when school nutrition programs are closed. This year Summer Eats has helped 200 more households each week of the program than in 2022.

“Summer Eats for Kids is an important program that meets a great need. Our goal is to distribute 3,500 bags of food. We are currently $50,000 away from our $185,000 fundraising goal and are asking the kind and generous people of our community to consider donating right now to help families in need. The dollars will be spent directly to purchase food for the program,” says Lorraine Goddard, CEO, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “Generous community members, along with the business community, have come through in a big way for these summer programs in the past and we are hoping this year will be no different.”

To support this important program, learn more or donate at or contact United Way directly at 519-259-6196.


Summer Eats for Kids – In Windsor-Essex, 1 in 3 food bank users are children. The goal of the Summer Eats for Kids program is to provide 3,500 boxes of food and 8,250 lunches to children and families in our community this summer. For just $25, donors can support a family with a week’s worth of nutritious fruits, vegetables, and snacks. To donate to the program or host a fundraiser, visit

Backpacks for Success – The goal of Backpacks for Success is to provide 2,000 Windsor-Essex County children in grades 1 through 12 with backpacks for school in September. For just $25, donors can support a student by providing them with one backpack filled with school supplies. It’s easy to donate at

Media Contact: 

Dina Misur, Interim VP, Brand Experience   |   W: 519-259-6190   |   M :519-567-8735

Last updated on March 28, 2024

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